A SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE
Cork renews itself naturally. The stripping does not harm the tree, so no trees are cut. Cork oak forests also support great natural biodiversity, including wildlife, pastures and aromatic shrubs.
Cork floors create a warm, comfortable, resilient surface. With its amazing composition of 40 million cells per cubic centimetre, each one filled with air, cork inhibits the conduction of temperature and sound. As a result we have an excellent thermal and acoustic insulator.
Cork is remarkably resistant to wear, as it is less affected by impact and friction than other hard surfaces, due to its cellular composition.
Suberin, in inherent substance of cork, is a natural insect repellent. Even termites are kept away. Cork is anti-microbial, does not pose risk to asthma sufferers and is resistant to mold an mildew. If allergies are a problem, yet you enjoy the comfort and warmth of a carpet, cork is the ideal alternative.